Volunteering in Atlanta
A few weeks ago, I took part in what will probably be one of
my most memorable college experiences. For Spring Break, I traveled with 36
other students and two faculty members to Atlanta, Georgia, to participate in
four days of service. In Atlanta, we stayed in a volunteer shelter where during
the day we participated in service work, and at night we bonded as a group.
All I can say is that I'm so lucky to have had this unique
opportunity. Not only was the city of Atlanta amazing (I visited Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.’s childhood house three times), but our service opportunities,
which ranged from construction to working with kids, were fun and rewarding.
Looking back on the trip, I realize that it taught me
lessons that I couldn’t learn in the classroom. I met people who I'd have never
known otherwise, discovered more about our country’s history, and learned to
not take for granted what I have in life. And while it’s important to walk away
from college with a degree in hand, it’s equally as important to walk away with
these kinds of lessons.
If you'd like to know more about our service work and
stories, check out the blog that we kept during the trip: